“The artist expresses only what he has within himself, not what he sees with his eyes” - Jawlensky

“I must shut my eyes so that I can see” - Gauguin

I work mostly at night and aim to express the sensations that have inspired me during the day. I am not looking to portray realism but a representation of the excitement and fascination of a world as it might be. 

There is nothing more wonderful than the flowering of our imagination.

Exhibitions include a one man show in The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahealy, Co. Killkenny | R.U.A. Annual Exhibition | The Hallward Gallery Dublin | The Lavitt Gallery Cork | Boyle Arts Festival Roscommon. Derek’s work has been purchased by the O.P.W.

MOUNTAIN LAKE | Oil

COOLEY LANDSCAPE | Oil

HEAD STUDY | Oil

LAKE MUCKNO | Oil

SOULS - Ancient Marriner Series | Oil

FREE SPIRIT | Oil